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improves ballistic and puncture resistance

Friction between the projectile and fabric has a positive effect on fabric energy absorption by influencing the number of yarn strands that become involved in dispersing the energy [1]. nanoTarge increases the friction between the projectile and fabric through the millions of nanoparticles adhering to the individual fibers; thus increasing the likelihood of more yarn involvement in absorbing the projectile strike.

A 2003 U.S. Army sponsored study determined that the hardness of particles entrained in a Kevlar fabric contribute to the puncture and ballistic resistance. [2] The nanoparticles of nanoTarge are significantly harder than the silica particles used in the study.

[1] A numerical investigation of the influence of friction on energy absorption by a high-strength fabric subjected to ballistic impact
Y. Duan, M. Keefe, T.A. Bogetti, B.A. Cheeseman, and B. Powers

[2] Effect of Particle Hardness on the Penetration Behavior of Fabrics Intercalated with Dry Particles and Concentrated Particle-Fluid Suspensions
Dennis P. Kalman, Richard L. Merrill, Norman J. Wagner, and Eric D. Wetzel

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